Monday, December 05, 2005


More on the Science Behind Intelligent Design

"Scientists and Christian fundamentalists had been battling over Charles Darwin's theory of evolution for more than a century," writes Kevin Miller, "when, in 1961, the creationist crowd gained new ammunition for their arsenal."

It came from Henry Morris, a Virginia Tech engineer and department head, whose controversial book would help reshape the debate over evolution for decades. Today's advocates for "intelligent design" can also trace at least some of their ideological roots to Morris and the book.

"Ideas can die because there is just no one to think about them," said Paul Nelson, a fellow with the Discovery Institute, one of the leading organizations promoting intelligent design.

"I love the fact that Dr. Morris kept alive dissent from Darwinian evolution."


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